On a chilly fall afternoon, active duty and Marine veterans gathered recently at the Marine Corps Monument at Cedar Beach Park, Allentown, to celebrate the 242nd birthday of the Marine Corps.
On hand were Marines stationed at the Marine Corps reserve center on Airport Road as well as members of the Marine Corps Leagues of Allentown and Bethlehem.
Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, recently met at Vynecrest Winery with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals advocates, “Dreamers” and businesses that rely on immigrants as employees.
The goal was to discuss problems facing children of undocumented immigrants who brought their minor children to America.
The Department of Homeland Security has rescinded the Obama-era program which allows such children to remain in this country.
One hundred and thirty high school musicians from District 10, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, performed Feb. 11 at Parkland High School.
Richard Sniscak, superintendent with Parkland School District gave the opening remarks.
Eric Hahn, president with PMEA District 10 also spoke.
The opening numbers were directed by Parkland High School Director Jason Lerew.
He then introduced the guest conductor Dennis Glocke, professor with Penn State University.
Professor Glocke is the director of concert bands at Penn State.
Minsi Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America held a “Friends of Scouting” recognition dinner at Fellowship Manner, Whitehall Township.
The honoree for this year’s program was Fellowship Manner President and CEO Robert Zentz.
Zentz learned of the value of scouting in his home town of Lackawanna, N.Y. from a challenging but caring scout leader.
Senior Scout Justin Deutsch, from Troop 79 Whitehall talked about his interest in scouting and his future plans after graduating from Allentown Central Catholic High School.
The Minsi Trail Council of Boy Scouts of America recently had a Cub Scout Camp Out at Shankweiler’s Theater, Schnecksville.
Cub Scoutsfrom the entire Lehigh Valley region camped out at the nation’s oldest drive-in theater.
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team took on the “NFL Alumni” made up of mostly Allentown Police Department officers at the PPL Arena recently following an Arena Football League game between the Philadelphia Soul and the Cleveland Gladiators.
The WWAFT was founded to raise awareness of Wounded Warriors and their families.
It is also a testimony to the perseverance of this group of veterans to excel in spite of their physical challenges.
And, they have a 15-0 record on the field.
Joining the WWAFT for the game was Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th.